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The performers of today are the performers of yesterday

Postby Nocturneguy on Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:53 am

So, who would you say from today is who from yesterday? here's what I mean:

Volodos-Horowitz
Hamelin-Liszt, Alkan
Argerich-
Kissin(yuck!)-
Pollini-
Brendel-Schnabel
-Rubinstein

help me feel in...or create your own...there's nobody like Rubinstein yet...
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Postby Brewtality on Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:57 am

Volodos isn't wild enough to be Horowitz in my opinion.
I don't think Hamelin is like Alkan or Liszt in temperament, he's often very restrained
This is hard because I don't know so many living pianists. Maybe Katsaris-Cziffra ? I haven't heard enough Katsaris but they sound similar.

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Postby Goldberg on Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:47 am

Hamelin is definitely better matched with Godowsky...or perhaps Busoni.

Katsaris and Cziffra seem to be a good match, and maybe Fiorentino, Kocsis, or Freire as well, though I also haven't heard as much as I should of any of those to really make a confident comparison.
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Postby Nocturneguy on Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:58 am

I was thinking of Pollini for Michelangeli. They both have humongous techniques (and both are italians, but that doesnt really matter), but Michelangeli is way more musical than pollini, so maybe not...
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Postby Brewtality on Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:05 am

Pollini is too boring to be Michelangeli imo. I don't think todays pianists can be readily compared to the golden age pianists

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Postby Max on Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:18 am

Brewtality wrote:Pollini is too boring to be Michelangeli imo. I don't think todays pianists can be readily compared to the golden age pianists


I agree. Modern interpretions are quite a bit different to what they were in the 1900s.
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Postby An!ma` on Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:32 am

Max wrote:
Brewtality wrote:Pollini is too boring to be Michelangeli imo. I don't think todays pianists can be readily compared to the golden age pianists


I agree. Modern interpretions are quite a bit different to what they were in the 1900s.



Today, everyone's too "nice"... (Volodos-Horowitz?! Oh please..)
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Postby Tessei on Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:13 pm

Hhahaha Argerich just runs everything.
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